More Controversy after Three Suicides at Guant--namo Bay

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Controversy continues over three suicides by prisoners at Guant--namo Bay, the detention center President Bush wants to close. There are 465 inmates at the facility, many held for as long as four years without charges. Twenty-five prisoners have tried suicide 41 times. This weekend, three finally succeeded. Admiral Harry Harris, the camp commander, said they killed themselves not out of desperation but as "an act of asymmetric warfare against us," a comment picked up and circulated by the Arab press. One State Department official called the suicides "good PR," while others in the Administration conducted aggressive diplomatic outreach to the UN, European Union and the International Red Cross. We talk to reporters and lawyers who---ve been to Guant--namo and to a former prisoner, and hear about an expected Supreme Court decision which could define the rights of "combatants" held for years without charges.
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President Bush's surprise visit to Iraq

Sweet's blog on the President's surprise trip to Iraq

Office of Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald

Defense Department releases names of Guant--namo suicides

Ramdan v Rumsfeld, US Supreme Court on

Turner to the Federalist Society on legal issues surrounding the war on terror

Erlanger's article on Fatah-Hamas violence



Warren Olney